I bring experience with both sides of labour relations as a union president and an employer-side researcher to arbitration. I apply this firsthand knowledge to adjudicate disputes in a timely and thoroughly researched fashion.
My approach is client-focused and is in line with my forthcoming doctoral work on freedom of conscience and judges’ and arbitrators’ roles in shaping context-specific solutions to disputes.
I am also well-read in burgeoning labour and employment issues associated with Industry 4.0 through academic and journalistic research. Manufacturing and skilled labour will be increasingly displaced by automata. 3D printing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence will radically change working life. I am equipped to tackle these issues alongside more traditional arbitral concerns.
My publications and experience with university administration also make me an ideal arbitrator for academic labour disputes.
Billed at $2500 / Day; $1250 / Half Day + HST
All services may be delivered in either official language.
Arbitral decisions are delivered in both official languages upon request.
Search for compromise through one-on-one discussion with parties with a focus on resolving issues amicably. This process involves focusing on the dispute between the parties and readjusting the narratives parties have created toward resolving tension.
Where possible, I will rule on matters at the hearing, with reasons to follow. More complex matters will be reserved for decision.
Break deadlocks in collective bargaining through interest arbitration; parties may also request assistance drafting articles in the collective agreement.